St Clair Villa, 175 years of Goulburn History book launch

When: 28/8/2019 2:00 PM to 28/8/2019 3:00 PM
Where: Goulburn Mulwaree Library
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It is rare for an Australian dwelling to last for more than a century and it is even more of a rarity for a small brick cottage to remain standing one hundred and seventy five years. It is a testament to the design and building abilities of the Scot James Sinclair that St Clair Villa still stands today, albeit greatly enlarged. It is also a testament to the town and city of Goulburn, its residents, and to its municipal authorities  and historical societies that the Villa has been retained and nurtured. This book tells the story, in text and image, of the life and times of St Clair Villa in Goulburn.


Peter Freeman, OAM, is a conservation architect, writer and illustrator, whose life has been dedicated to documenting the rural vernacular of Australia, and those significant places, buildings and people, which have enriched Australia. This is the sixteenth book in the Freeman collection, which first commenced in

1978 with the publication by Rigby of a sketchbook about the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.